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YEEHAW! Gun Owners Of America Endorses Matt Bevin For U.S. Senate In Kentucky!

Gotta' love GOA!

Gun Owners of America has endorsed conservative Republican Matt Bevin in the U.S. Senate primary against career politician Mitch McConnell.

According to the release from GOA, “Matt Bevin will not be a follower, but a leader who is willing to uncompromisingly fight for our liberties.

This is what gun owners are looking for nationwide; and it’s what Kentuckians are looking for in their state.”

“It is truly an honor to have the endorsement of Gun Owners for America,” said Matt Bevin. “The Second Amendment protects all our other rights, and I am proud to have them join me as we work to defend the rights of gun owners and protect our constitutional freedoms.”

With hundreds of thousands of members, Gun Owners of America is one of the nation’s largest organizations to protect the constitutional rights of gun owners.

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Challenger to life long Democrat, er, RINO.

I hope that Kentucky's voters wake up and tosses Mitch out. I'm tired of getting fund raisers from him signed by Jesse Benton. We have the same problem here in Michigan, we have a RINO governor and an Establishment state committee that can't spell Republican let lone practice being real Republicans.

It is up to the grass roots to change the face of the Republican Party for the better in every state. With AFP, C4L and the Tea Party we've got the numbers.

It only takes one to KEEP AMERICANS FREE. Know your duties & rights as a juror. Stop the unconstitutional conviction of innocents in federal custody. The Fully Informed Jury CALL 1-800-TEL-JURY IMMEDIATELY if not sooner. It's that important.

Good and Bad

RKBA and Civil Liberties - apparently very good.

Unfortunately, like just about every other KY politician
appears to be in love with every form of big extractive
energy - although the results are often devastating and
locals usually only benefit temporarily if at all from it...

(from Bevin's website)

"Matt will be a vocal supporter of Kentucky’s coal industry and will adamantly oppose efforts – like the cap-and-trade tax – to increase the cost of energy in this country. He will be a leading advocate against the EPA’s burdensome regulations that are killing Kentucky jobs and he will fight to repeal ethanol and renewable fuels mandates that drive up the cost of energy. Matt will also work to reform our judicial review process that holds up coal production and nuclear power plants in frivolous lawsuits and bureaucratic red tape."

What should his position be?

In your opinion.

KY energy/environment

Hi, Stonewall -

FWIW - if I were a Kentucky voter I'd take Bevin over McConnell any day, but
to try and answer your question..

Knowing something about the history of Kentucky, it seems like there has
been an ongoing pattern of people getting screwed out of their land and resources
for very little. A few locals get jobs for a while, a few get money if they've got some
resources to sell, big companies make the real money, tear up and poison the land
and the locals are left to deal with the consequences.

So I'd like to see what development does take place benefit local people and not
be an environmental disaster like fracking and mountaintop removal, sidewall mining
and such generally are.

So - among the positions I'd like to see (yeah, I know some of these may be political non-starters) are:

- Basically, no fracking.

- No mountaintop removal.

- Crack down on rampant timber theft

- Strictly limit what gas/oil/coal etc. lessees can claim as "force majeure" (gives them a variety of
excuses to hold onto resources without developing/marketing them and to extend leases in perpetuity).

- Related to the above, put an absolute limit (twenty years?) about how long mineral
leases can stay in effect.

- Make it so that the real investors are on the line if their actions cause environmental
damage - most often they are shielded by working through Limited Partnerships and are
legally untouchable.

- Raise the bonds required for coal and gas operators - they are far too small to cover
the damage that they can and do cause.

- Nukes, see Fukushima and Chernobyl

Kentucky National Sacrifice Area:

Gas fracking disaster - Letcher County, KY:

Harry Caudill - shirttail relative who wrote (eloquently) a lot about mining and Kentucky history:

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth:

Thanks for responding Blue Republic.

I see where you are coming from. I know Thomas Massie is a big enough fan of coal, that he has it on his license plate (of his Tesla) ;)

But, he is a big property rights advocate as well.

Mining is a hard issue some places because of messed up mineral rights laws, and other things. Not simple at all.

this is why I support GOA and

this is why I support GOA and not the NRA.

GOA endorsement for Matt Bevin,

Every new endorsement counts, especially when it is a pretty safe bet that the NRA will endorse McConnell.

Rand Paul needs all the company (and occasionally, Constitionalist or libertarian competition) he can get, although he has been very good on II Amendment issues. A win for Bevin will do three very good things in the coming years. It will show, both in Kentucky, and in the larger USA, that there exists a strong, consistent, and growing base of voters who will vote for, support, and endorse pro-freedom candidates, and WON'T support RINOS and sellouts! It will lay the foundation for a "balance of power"-first in the GOP, and then in American politics generally-which will enable us to begin to seriously roll back the State, at least on an issue by issue basis, as well as give increased attention to our point of view from the interested public who won't see us as irrelevant or unelectable.

Lastly, we won't have to "put all our eggs in one basket" as seems to be the case with Rand Paul. After 2014 and 2016, there may be quite a few "Rand Pauls" or Justin Amashs" in Washington, and even more in cities, States, and counties around the country!


Of course, how well we avail ourselves of these opportunities is up to us, both in Kentucky, and around the country, isn't it?

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi

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Term Limits

He supports term limits and if elected will only serve two terms. Libertarians need to stop stacking the decks against themselves by making these kinds of statements.

Libertarian numbers are low; chances of winning an election are low
....and then if one gets elected they will only serve a few terms...

The odds of replacing a libertarian with another libertarian are ridiculously low.

Growing libertarian politics-and politicians...

"The odds of replacing a libertarian with another libertarian are ridiculously low". It is far less when they are corrupted in office. It is imperative that they get out before this happens to them.

Your crystal ball is as cracked as mine is, so we don't know how Ron Paul type politicians will fare in the future! Replacing a libertarian with another libertarian may be farfetched, but even those odds are still better than a libertarian retaining his commitments to liberty and to the Constitution AS WRITTEN, after being in Washington-and its thoroughly toxic, corrupt, and cynical atmosphere-for decades!

ONE MAN did-Ron Paul-but he was an exception we have no right to expect to ever see again!


"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi

I'm sorry, is he a

I'm sorry, is he a libertarian?

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

He is good on every issue that I know of, Foreign Policy

In particular, your tax thing is the first negative item I have seen on him, he voted Constitution Party for President in 2004.

And he says the issue he is most like Ron Paul on is Foreign Policy.

I think he would be better than Rand.

Thomas Massie will replace him


From his website: "Matt

From his website:

"Matt supports scrapping the current tax code and instituting a flat tax that will encourage job creation and allow taxpayers to fill out their tax forms quickly and without expensive assistance."


If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

He is using the Rand Paul strategy.

He stands a good chance of being elected. I went to his site:
to see if he had any absolute hard core Ron Paul principles listed such as ending foreign aid, stopping the foreign intervention, ending the Fed and legalizing drugs. He is wisely choosing to be electably vague on these issues.

On his site maybe

But you don't have to dig far to find where he really stands: